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Adoration of the Magi

Photo credit: Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum

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The painting was replaced by Benjamin West's 'Christ Presenting a Little Child' in 1801. Casali's painting had its critics from the first. In 1751 Vertue notes 'at the Foundling Hospital … is one alterpiece [sic], done by Sign. Cav. Casali being the Adoration of the 3 Kings, which being tho't to be not strong enough, by some & of a pale weakly colouring is not put up in its place till the chapel is finished quite. Qu. if this did not disgust the Signor…' ('Notebooks' 111, 157). However, it was eventually put in position and stayed there until removed to make way for West's altarpiece in 1801.

The Foundling Museum

London


Date

1750

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 254 x W 207.1 cm

Accession number

FM14

Acquisition method

painted as an altarpiece for the Chapel of the Foundling Hospital and presented by the artist, 1750

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed: "F and Cafali / London"


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